##### Asked by: Marin Puchalt

asked in category: General Last Updated: 8th February, 2020# What is a convenience sample in research?

**Convenience sampling**(also known as availability

**sampling**) is a specific type of non-probability

**sampling**method that relies on data collection from population members who are conveniently available to participate in

**study**. Facebook polls or questions can be mentioned as a popular example for

**convenience sampling**.

Considering this, what is an example of a convenience sample?

A **convenience sample** is a type of non-probability **sampling** method where the **sample** is taken from a group of people easy to contact or to reach. For **example**, standing at a mall or a grocery store and asking people to answer questions would be an **example of a convenience sample**.

Likewise, when would you use a convenience sample? In pilot studies, **convenience sample** is usually used because it allows the researcher to obtain basic data and trends regarding his study without the complications of using a randomized **sample**.

Consequently, what is a convenience sample in statistics?

**Convenience Sample**. A **convenience sample** is one of the main types of non-probability **sampling** methods. A **convenience sample** is made up of people who are easy to reach. Consider the following **example**. A pollster interviews shoppers at a local mall.

Is a convenience sample random?

**Convenience sampling** is a type of non-probability **sampling**, which doesn't include **random** selection of participants. The opposite is probability **sampling**, where participants are **randomly** selected, and each has an equal chance of being chosen.